Jo Angell – The Stonechat

The Stonechat by Jo Angell So for the month of February my calendar the photo shows off the beautiful Stonechat. The Stonechat - a striking little bird and similar in size to the Robin. The male being the most striking in colour with a rusty red breast, a darker blackish head and legs. The male [...]

Jo Angell – The Waxwing

The Waxwing by Jo Angell My first image takes pride of place and features in my calendar for the month of January. The waxwing, a starling sized bird with a prominent and distinctive crest with colourful markings. They travel over from Scandinavia in the winter and feast on the berries particularly rowan and hawthorn. Last [...]

British Mammal List

        N American Mink.   Mustela vison N Badger.   Meles meles - Meet the Model N Feral Cat.   Felis catus N Fox.   Vulpes vulpes - Meet the Model  N Otter.   Lutra lutra - Meet the Model  N Polecat.   Mustela putorius N Stoat.   Mustela erminea N  Weasel.   [...]

Bob’s Blog – To Photoshop or Not ?

To Photoshop or not to Photoshop by Bob Brind-Surch, professional photographer and naturalist . A question I am often asked at Camera Clubs when I give a talk – “ to Photoshop or not to Photoshop”. This is a very difficult and some would say controversial topic which I believe is unfortunately often treated [...]

Meet the Model – Brian the Badger

Say hello to Brian the Badger (Meles Meles) Despite being rarely seen during daylight hours ,Badgers are easily recognisable and widespread on the British mainland. The low set animal has a solid frame , black and white striped face with grey body hair and a lighter underside.With an average weight of 15 kg the Badger has [...]

Meet the Model – Flo the Fox

  Say hello to Flo, a fine example of a native British Red Fox. ( Vulpes vulpes ) The Red  Fox  largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family , being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America [...]